New DHA units to improve quality of health services

New DHA units to improve quality of health services

Dubai - It will also license and regulate health insurance companies.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 7 May 2018, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 8 May 2018, 5:19 PM

A corporation to license and regulate health insurance companies were among two new subsidiaries of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) that were established on Monday.
In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, issued a decree, establishing the Dubai Health Insurance Corporation and Dubai Healthcare Corporation.
The Dubai Health Insurance Corporation is responsible for managing and overseeing health insurance services in Dubai according to relevant legislation. The corporation also seeks to ensure quality health insurance for Dubai's citizens, residents and visitors; protect the rights of policyholders; and design health insurance packages.
It will also license and regulate health insurance companies, claims management companies, insurance brokers and service providers.
The corporation is also responsible for managing the Dubai Government's health insurance programme and issuing reports and recommendations related to health insurance and health economics.
The Dubai Healthcare Corporation is responsible for operating and managing public health facilities in Dubai, including primary healthcare centres, specialty centres, medical fitness services centres, and public and occupational medical centres. The new body is also responsible for managing, operating and developing the units attached to it, either directly or through a third party. It will also develop and implement strategies to enhance medical services in line with Dubai's and the DHA's strategic plans.
The Dubai Healthcare Corporation is also responsible for full integration of medical services, qualifying Dubai's medical facilities for international accreditations; conducting surveys and studies for new healthcare facilities and medical services; and drafting policies and procedures for public health management and submitting them to the DHA for approval.
The corporation is also responsible for managing preventive healthcare measures and conducting the research required to enhance the general health of the people of Dubai.
In this regard, the establishment is authorised to recruit qualified medical and administrative personnel, organise and participate in medical conferences and events, and coordinate with other government departments to achieve the DHA's objectives.
It will also propose prices for medical and healthcare services at medical facilities under its management, procuring medicines and medical resources for such facilities; providing preventive medical and medical fitness services; and managing, operating or developing any other medical facilities assigned to it by the Dubai Government.
The CEOs of the two corporations will be appointed according to a resolution issued by the chairman of the Dubai Executive Council based on the recommendation of the DHA's director general. Sheikh Mohammed also issued another decree, appointing Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami as director-general of the DHA.

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